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TN Schoolgirl Burnt Alive Dies, DMK Chief MK Stalin Demands Se...

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) President M.K. Stalin on Monday claimed that the duo tied the hands and legs of Jayashree, stuffed her mouth with a cloth, and set her afire. News18, 1 month ago

DMK MLA J Anbazhagan dies of COVID-19

After battling COVID-19 for eight days, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam legislator and the main opposition party's noted articulate member in the Tamil Nadu Assembly, J Anbazhagan died at a private hospital in Chennai on Wednesday.   The 62-year old MLA, born on June 10, 1958 incidentally died on his 62nd birthday today and he is the first legislator victim of COVID-19 in the state and perhaps the first elected representative to die of the virus induced illness in the country. Anbazhagan ...
 Rediff.com4 weeks ago

DMK's dy general secretary V P Duraisamy joins BJP

Dravidian leader and former deputy speaker of Tamil Nadu Assembly V P Duraisamy, who was stripped off his deputy general secretary's post from the Dravida Munnetra Kazagham on Thursday, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday. He joined the saffron party in the presence of state BJP president L Murugan and senior leader L Ganesan at Kamalalayam, the BJP state headquarters.   Indicating that India was in "safe hands" with the BJP, he said "You can protect the country if you accept the ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Soldier killed in Ladakh was to retire in a year

A soldier from Tamil Nadu, who was among the three men killed in Ladakh in a violent face off with Chinese troops, served the army for 22 long years and was due to retire in a year, his family and state parties said on Tuesday. Chief Minister K Palaniswami, condoling the killing of the three army men, praised their supreme sacrifice, valour and dedication. He announced a solatium of Rs 20 lakh to the family of the slain soldier, K Pazhani of Kadukkalur village in Ramanathapuram ...
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago

Maharashtra's COVID-19 crisis: Why is Pawar missing in action?

The most experienced administrator in the country seems to have sat back and allowed bureaucrats and policemen to manage the lockdown, observes Jyoti Punwani. IMAGE: Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar. Photograph: PTI Photo   Over the last few weeks, Sharad Pawar has been all over the news. Urging speedy opening of the lockdown; advising the Centre on how to revive the economy... This is as it should be. Thrice CM of Maharashtra, thrice Union minister with key portfolios, ...
 Rediff.com4 weeks ago

Why BJP snagging Duraisamy from DMK is not a big thing

For the DMK, V P Duraisamy’s exit by itself may not make for much change in the party’s electoral victories in the western belt, where he comes from and which has remained the DMK’s weak spot.  Much of the western belt votes and seats have been with the AIADMK for long. It is also one and possibly the only region in Tamil Nadu where the dominant ‘backward class’ Vellalar Gounder community and the labour-class Dalit-Arundathiyars are on the same political side ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Oppn puts 11-point demand charter before govt

Launching a no holds barred attack against the Modi government on Friday over its handling of the COVID-19 crisis, 22 opposition parties accused it of 'unabashedly usurping' powers of states and abandoning any pretense of being democratic, and Congress president Sonia Gandhi terming the prime minister's announcement of economic package to deal with the situation as a 'cruel joke on the country'.   IMAGE: Congress chief Sonia Gandhi chairs a meeting with leaders of opposition parties via ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Coronavirus blow for other parties, it's AIADMK vs DMK in 2021

The Tamil Nadu voter may not be in the mood to test new talent, not when the state and the people are going through unprecedented and unanticipated crises, of which coronavirus is only the first. All of it boils down to an election between the ruling AIADMK and the Opposition DMK next year, with small-timers, had-been parties and promised parties left on the sidelines, says N Sathiya Moorthy. IMAGE: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami. Photograph: Courtesy, Edappadi K Palaswami ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

TN CM harnesses power of social media, rushes help to people in need

When a desperate man stranded away from home owing to COVID-19 lockdown in Tamil Nadu tweeted an SoS seeking to be with his nine months pregnant wife, he might not have anticipated quick help to come from Chief Minister K Palaniswami. Faiz Arshi was overwhelmed when officials swung into action and issued him a travel pass to reach his home. Also, a medical team visited his wife and comforted her. He is not alone. Numerous messages on social media seeking help and information on subjects ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

'Hollow on specifics': Oppn tears into PM's address

All major opposition parties criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for "failing" to announce any tangible measures to alleviate "pain" of millions of poor in his address to the nation on Tuesday while the Bharatiya Janata Party and other constituents of the ruling coalition welcomed his "hard decision" to extend the current lockdown until May 3 to fight the coronavirus pandemic. IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation on COVID-19 via a video link. Photograph: Press ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago India to remain in lockdown till May 3, announces PM Modi  Rediff.com2 months ago
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